Trump rallies to flip New Mexico, a state he lost

President Donald Trump led a rally in New Mexico on Monday (September 16) a state that he lost to Hillary Clinton in 2016.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYING:

"We will campaign for every vote and we will win the great state of New Mexico in 2020."

Trump's campaign sees opportunity in the state with Latino voters, believing they'll swing his way in the 2020 election.

That's despite his tough line on immigration, criticized by Democrats.

The president made several appeals to Hispanic voters and told the rally his support among them was rising.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYING:

"The Hispanic Americans they understand, they don't want criminals coming across the border. They don't want people taking their jobs. They want to have that security and they want the wall. They want the wall."


Trump later lambasted his Democratic challengers, while touting his support for the fossil fuel industry.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYING:

"Every major Democrat running for president, they want to abolish all production of oil and natural gas. In other words, the Democrats want to completely annihilate New Mexico's economy"